Gap Year Blog

Student stories from the road and gap year advice

Poke around to find inspiration or search for a specific destination, module, or piece of advice.

Alumni Spotlight: Helen A.
Written by Helen A.

Helen, seasoned traveler and EF Gap Year alum, offers her advice on how to live in the moment while traveling abroad—advice that she practiced personally…

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Alumni Spotlight: Allison L.
Written by Allison L.

Join Allison, EF Gap Short-Term program alum, as she shares her experience building cross-cultural connections during her Language & Culture module in Malaga, Spain. My…

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Alumni Spotlight: Samantha D.
Written by Samantha D.

EF Gap Year alum Samantha offers some food for thought as she remembers a place she and her friends frequented during their Business & Internships…

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Alumni Spotlight: Graydon B.
Written by Graydon B.

Join Graydon, EF Gap Semester alum, as he revisits making meaningful connections during his Language & Culture module in Madrid, Spain. During my time in…

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Meet Our Program Operations Team

Our Program Operations team works behind the scenes to create our life-changing programs. What is the Program Operations Team's goal? Researching and selecting program destinations…

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Meet Our Local Guides & Field Directors

Our Local Guides & Field Directors are the people who bring every destination to life. What is the goal of our Local Guides & Field…

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Meet Our Gap Year Advisors

Your Gap Year Advisor works full-time to support you before, during, and after your EF Gap experience. What is your Gap Year Advisor's goal? Ensuring…

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Meet Our Gap Year Consultants

Our EF Gap Year Consultants work full-time helping students and their families plan their dream gap years. What is your Gap Year Consultant's goal? Working…

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A Day in the Life: Siena M.
Written by Siena M.

Every day during an EF Gap Year is completely different; here's a snapshot of one unforgettable day Siena M. had during her six weeks of…

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